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Open call for a youth exchange “I am You. Other Life Scenarios”, 18-27 Oct, 2018

Re-Act opens a call for participants for
Youth Exchange “I AM YOU. OTHER LIFE SCENARIOS”  –
Brodilovo, Bulgaria
Enjoy the magnificent Strandzha National Park from 18th  May to 27th  October, 2018

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What Where When Why Who How

Are you 18-26 years old and interested in migration and intercultural exchanges? Join our Youth Exchange “I Am You. Other Life Scenarios” and build better understanding, tolerance and respect about the others, improve your skills and knowledge on human rights, fostering diversity and multicultural dialog in this exciting youth mobility. You will have a chance to experience the daily challenges of local communities, marginalized groups and migrants and meet new friends and local people surrounded by the amazing nature of Strandzha National Park and the sea coast of Southeast Bulgaria.

What Where When Why Who How

Activities will take place in Brodilovo Village, Bulgaria. You will also have the opportunity to discover the mountain side of the area and Tsarevo Town:

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Brodilovo Village

  • Population of 287
  • 12 km form Tsarevo
  • In Strandzha Nature Park
  • Next to Veleka River
  • Plenty of hikes and natural spots to explore

Tsarevo Town

  • Population of 5,884
  • Seaside resort
  • 70 km southeast of Burgas

The Accommodation: Spiritual Mirror Eco and Art Center

  • Double or triple rooms
  • Hot water and electricity
  • Plenty of sport facilities
  • Campfire places
  • Limited Wi-Fi but no roaming fees for EU 🙂

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What Where When Why Who How

From 18th October (arrival) – 27th October (departure)  2018.

What Where When Why Who How

There will be many  interactive, creative and participatory workshops and sessions which will include the following non-formal education methods:

  • Multifaceted experiential learning – to better understand life of other people and develop skills and attitudes
  • Awareness building – about various faces of radicalization of societies and different forms of marginalization and migration
  • Human rights education and core values – that make us unique as humans and strong as members of our societies
  • Cultural diversity and multicultural dialogue – which enable us to have a colorful life with respect to the values and beliefs of the others
  • Outdoor activities – for motivation, focus, fun and experience in the nature
  • Research in Action – to work together and present our achievements to the local people

Throughout these workshops you will be asked to:

  • To be on time;
  • To be ready to actively participate and not be worried to express your opinion in an intensive 8-10 hours daily programme which includes plenty of outdoor activities throughout the whole project
  • To be open-minded, willing to learn and have fun
  • To live, learn, play, reflect, experiment and explore in a multicultural group
  • To be interested in topics such as: Migration, Refugees, Human rights, Multiculturalism
  • To bare in mind that everyone’s input is equally valued and that no idea is bad
  • To respect differences
  • To be a team player
  • To be actively involved with sharing viewpoints and ideas and HAVE FUN!

What Where When Why Who How

There will be 5 participants (aged between 18 and 26) and 1 group leader per country (Macedonia, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Estonia and Serbia).

What Where When Why Who How

In order to fully participate in this training good command of English is crucial and advised.

We will of course help each other in case of some problems using the other languages which we, as the team, speak, but please remember that English will be the working language of the training.

Once you are approved for participation you will be asked to prepare a simple homework to get familiar with the topic and to prepare for the exchange.

GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER
The evening programme is mainly reserved for getting to know each other and each others cultures.

  • Would you like to share your favourite song, dance or a story from your country with the rest of  participants?
  • What do you love the most about your home?
  • Please bring songs, games, food from your country and think of way to express your local culture and how you want to show it to us.

Please do not forget to bring the following:

clothing

  • warm jacket for the night
  • a hat for protection of the sun
  • comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers
  • swimsuit

washing and personal equipment

  • sunscreen
  • personal medicine
  • painkillers (if you need any)
  • mosquito spray
  • personal hygiene items – soap, toothbrush etc.

eating

  • drinking bottle for multiple use (we prefer to be eco friendly and not to use cups for signal usage)

outdoor equipment

  • small backpack for short day trips

Check out (if you like) how to prepare the luggage for youth exchange

COSTS

  • Meals and accommodation  and programme costs are fully covered.

We strongly advise the participants to be in possession of travel insurance and/or EU Health Insurance Card for the whole period of the youth exchange.